The Fairfield Police Union has awarded four college scholarships in the first year of a new program.

The recipients are:

- Erin Broderick of Fairfield, studying education at Keene State University, She is the daughter of Lt. Keith Broderick.

- Tyler Caruso of Stratford, a business students at Southern Connecticut State University. He is the son of Detective Fred Caruso.

- Christopher Bodnar of Trumbull, studying business at Penn State University. He is the son of Officer James Bodnar.

- Christopher Rubis of Monroe, attending the University of Rhode Island. He is the son of Officer Chris Rubis.

The scholarship program, in its first year, was established as an annual award to the child of current Fairfield police officer. With the initial goal of presenting a single $500 scholarship, gifts from anonymous donors made it possible to present $500 awards to the four students who applied, according to union officials.

The new scholarship is separate from the one funded by the union through the Fairfield High School Scholarship Foundation.